Apple Music - will anything change?

Apple Music - will anything change?

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K12beano

Original Poster:

20,842 posts

242 months

Monday 17th May
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So - will it be as "game changing" as rumours and the hype which is now starting would suggest ?




My vote is that it will be good, interesting, but probably 50% hype. It's just that Apple will prove again that they cannot do anything "new" but what they do do will be a huge step forward


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Podie

46,332 posts

242 months

Monday 17th May
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Lossless audio to keep up with everyone else, and probably some stuff related to Apple / Beats specific kit.

Meh.

K12beano

Original Poster:

20,842 posts

242 months

Monday 17th May
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Podie said:
Meh.
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Yeah - I was/am a bit like that. But Spacial Audio (that I have tried only in AirPods Pro at the moment), and the Computational Audio as in HomePod Mini is quite a revelation in practice. And I am at least partly excited to see (hear) what else they can do......

K12beano

Original Poster:

20,842 posts

242 months

Monday 17th May
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Here it is, folks.

Sounds like they're leapfrogging the competition on this one....

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/05/apple-music...


ecsrobin

13,047 posts

132 months

Monday 17th May
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Quite impressive 20mil songs by June for no additional cost to Apple Music subscribers and the full 75mil by the end of the year. I doubt I’ll notice the difference but as that’s all I listen to in the car anything better and free is surely good!

Podie

46,332 posts

242 months

Monday 17th May
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Lossless on an iPhone with AirPods. It's a bit like feeding strawberries to pigs, isn't it?

page3

4,292 posts

218 months

Monday 17th May
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Great to see lossless Apple Music. Not because I’ll use it again (as the functionality was rubbish) but because it might help other services see sense and reduce prices.

mikef

3,609 posts

218 months

Monday 17th May
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I can't see I'll need my Tidal subscription when Apple launch lossless

Crumpet

2,482 posts

147 months

Monday 17th May
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Hmmm. Does that mean I can use the Dolby Pro Logic iiX setting on my car’s Meridian sound system? I can never work out if it needs to be encoded or not….

K12beano

Original Poster:

20,842 posts

242 months

Monday 17th May
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Podie said:
Lossless on an iPhone with AirPods. It's a bit like feeding strawberries to pigs, isn't it?
Oink, oink.

mikef

3,609 posts

218 months

Monday 17th May
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Podie said:
Lossless on an iPhone with AirPods. It's a bit like feeding strawberries to pigs, isn't it?
Or
Lossless on an iPhone through a high-end portable DAC with Audeze magnaplanars, will that do?

aparna

548 posts

4 months

Monday 17th May
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Airplay is lossless no?

Not that I’d tell the difference from 320, with my aging ears.

Jiebo

323 posts

63 months

Monday 17th May
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It's a shame their algorithm is simply poor compared to Spotify.

It's a chore finding new music with Apple, as the recommendations are garbage. Spotify gets inside your brain and knows exactly what sort of music you like, and finds great new stuff weekly.

Podie

46,332 posts

242 months

Monday 17th May
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mikef said:
Podie said:
Lossless on an iPhone with AirPods. It's a bit like feeding strawberries to pigs, isn't it?
Or
Lossless on an iPhone through a high-end portable DAC with Audeze magnaplanars, will that do?
Yeah, but why not just ditch the phone and get a dedicated DAP if spending that sort of money?


CoolHands

13,157 posts

162 months

Monday 17th May
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mikef said:
Podie said:
Lossless on an iPhone with AirPods. It's a bit like feeding strawberries to pigs, isn't it?
Or
Lossless on an iPhone through a high-end portable DAC with Audeze magnaplanars, will that do?
So that’s great for the 0.001%. Meanwhile everyone else is playing through headphones or a bluetooth speaker. Will it make any difference

ecsrobin

13,047 posts

132 months

Monday 17th May
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Podie said:
Lossless on an iPhone with AirPods. It's a bit like feeding strawberries to pigs, isn't it?
AirPods wont support lossless only spatial “Dolby” audio. Guess CarPlay wont support lossless then.

colin79666

1,027 posts

80 months

Tuesday 18th May
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Amazon have already matched Apple and dropped charging extra for their HD/lossless offering. Probably won’t be long before Google does too which just leaves Spotify who are the only big player that perhaps doesn’t have the funds to cover the additional bandwidth required to do it for free.

This makes sense really, have to give mobile operators something to use to encourage take up of more expensive 5G plans.

Parabola

1,809 posts

164 months

Tuesday 18th May
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When are they doing MQA?

Durzel

10,193 posts

135 months

Tuesday 18th May
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Jiebo said:
It's a shame their algorithm is simply poor compared to Spotify.

It's a chore finding new music with Apple, as the recommendations are garbage. Spotify gets inside your brain and knows exactly what sort of music you like, and finds great new stuff weekly.
I'd tend to agree with this.. Discover Weekly has been consistently great for me.. I always find songs on there that I like.

How big of a market of Apple users are there that are actually going to see the benefits from lossless? As noted above AirPods (all versions, including the new Max) don't support it.

mmm-five

9,188 posts

251 months

Tuesday 18th May
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Parabola said:
When are they doing MQA?
Is that the faux-lossless format that isn't everything it's touted to be!

e.g.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRjsu9-Vznc